Tag: fantasy

May 10
{ARC Review+G!veaway} The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler

{ARC Review+G!veaway} The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler

The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler Paperback, 1st Edition, 328 pages Expected publication: June 12th 2012 by Cedar Fort Age Group: YA Source: Publisher Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Pre- Order on Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Julia is finally discovering what–not who–she is.Like any sixteen-year-old, Julia’s used to dealing with problems. From her overprotective father to her absent mother to a teacher who definitely has it in for her. But everything changes when Julia’s reactions become oddly vicious and angry—more animal than human. This action-packed adventure has it all: humor, romance, and a plot that will keep you guessing to the very last page. This is such a good book! The kind of book where you would do anything, ANYTHING to get your hands on the next one right then, because you can’t even wait another minute to find out what happens next. I could keep gushing, but I think I will get to the actual review.  The… Read more »

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Apr 10
{Review+G!veaway} Here by Denise Grover Swank

{Review+G!veaway} Here by Denise Grover Swank

Here by Denise Grover SwankPages: 350Publication Date: November 11th 2011 by CreateSpaceAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: On the Otherside #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge,  Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book :Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can’t ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for… Read more »

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Feb 07
{Interview} Author Leslie Soule

{Interview} Author Leslie Soule

Today I have the author Fallenwood, Leslie Soule here with me to answer some fun questions.  1. describe Fallenwood in twitter detail (140 characters or less): Ash runs away, finds a new world, meets a sorcerer, jester, cat, prince, wolf king, mean queen and black unicorn. Then she destroys a crystal and saves the world. YAY! 2. What was your favorite character to write about and why? I loved writing about my talking cat character, Greymalkin. He’s kind of the comic relief character, so he’s fun to write. 3. Yea, I really enjoyed him. One of my favorite things about fantasy books, is the rich world created. What are the easiest and hardest things about creating the world in Fallenwood? The hardest thing is coming up with place names. I usually look at other maps or try and jumble words together and see what I come up with, but it seems to take a long time sometimes. 4. I love being able to get an idea of what a map… Read more »

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Jan 10
{Book Review+Tour Giveaway} Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe

{Book Review+Tour Giveaway} Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe

Today is the release day of Destiny’s Fire!! Everyone should get this book, it was seriously that good.  Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe Pages: 159 Publication Date: January 10th 2012 by Omnific Publishing Age Group: YA Source: blog tour Series: Destiny’s Fire #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle Summary(from Goodreads): It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a… Read more »

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Jan 05
{Review+Give@away} The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs

{Review+Give@away} The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs

The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth IsaacsPages: 380Publication Date: February 25th 2011 by EFIsaacsAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Kailmeyra #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, YA/MG fantasy challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): If Nora Johnson hadn’t been on campus that day she would have never known her true destiny. Helping her friends move into the dorm that she wanted to call home, Nora accidentally collides with mysterious stranger, Gavin Frey. His very first touch sends flames through her heart. The world seems different-something within her has changed. She tries to resume her mundane life, but she is now consumed with the one whose very presence ignited her soul, the one with eyes of emerald. Nora soon learns that an energy buried deep within has been unleashed. She now wields unimaginable power and has become Gavin’s source, his strength. Her newfound joy is shaken when she discovers that Gavin is not who he appears to be and she has been thrust in the middle of a war of mythical… Read more »

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Oct 31
Giveaway- Raven by Nuayma Jeggels

Giveaway- Raven by Nuayma Jeggels

Raven by Nuayma Jeggels A girl, a coma, a Plague, and an empty grave. When Shardaie wakes up, she doesn’t know who she is, why she can’t understand emotions, why she has been unconscious for nearly nine of her thirteen years, or why the dead just won’t stay dead. The only clue to her past is a locket, but the Plague, which finally stretches its unnatural hand to her village, forces her to leave and to learn to protect herself. But everything has a cost: the protection against the undead reveals a secret that Shardaie and her classmates just don’t want to accept, and at the end, Shardaie realises that some secrets shouldn’t be revealed. Secrets have the power to destroy, and the power to change her view on humanity for ever.  Here is an extra scene from the book! Shardaie was lying on her side on the floor, nose nearly pressed against the struggling lizard. Her violet eyes slowly blinked, watching as the creature waved its limbs and tried its best to get… Read more »

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Oct 25

Guest Post- Autho Matt Xell.

The Design of the Tower of Parlen Min/Beltry’s Way Hi everyone, an uber thanks to Michelle for having me on her blog for a guest post, I’m humbles and excited to be here … Today I want to talk about the Tower of Parlen Min, the title setting of the first book in The Narrow Escapes of Ves Asirin series. In the fictional world of Everlon, the Tower is located in the Western Europan country of Machus Ina, in the district of Meden. It was built in 1835 as wedding gift from Lord Ise’id, the first Emperor of the Opus Empra, to Morbilius Trent and his wife, Beltry Lianor and was designed by Elardor Reed. It is currently the home of Jacobius Trent, the most famous living inventor and the wealthiest man in the world. The Tower’s monolithic exterior design has been altered over the years by each of the Trent heirs in their generation. In it’s latest iteration, can be described as a cross between a 16th century gothic building and… Read more »

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Oct 08
Review- The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Review- The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae CarsonHardcover, 432 pages Published September 20th 2011 by Greenwillow Books Age Group: YA Challenge: NetGalley October Source: NetGalley Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he’s not the only one who needs her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most…. Read more »

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